Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Oddly enough, maybe the two biggest stories out of Super Bowl week have been related to deer-antler spray (?) and the future of one team's backup quarterback. With rumors circulating that 49ers quarterback Alex Smith will request his release after the season, FOXSports.com reported Tuesday that the Niners instead will seek to trade their former starter in hopes of recouping a draft pick, probably a fourth- or fifth-rounder. Considering the dearth of similarly quality options in the upcoming free-agent class and the lack of an Andrew LuckRGIII-esque franchise QB in the draft, it seems likely that Smith will draw sufficient interest for a deal to be consummated, especially since the FOXSports.com report indicated that the Niners are willing to work with Smith to send him to his preferred destination "regardless of whether its a division opponent." You know where this is going. The Cardinals' quarterback situation after the Kevin Kolb injury was not good. It was ba...
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